A DSMN research team has patented, in collaboration with University of Pavia, the ability to transform chitin into intelligent nanomaterials with functional properties. The process has potential applications in various fields ranging from biomedicine to sustainable packaging, as well as in the restoration and conservation of writing materials.
An economically viable and sustainable alternative to traditional methods of converting cellulose into sorbitol has emerged from the laboratories of DSMN.
Ca' Foscari University of Venice ranks fourth in Europe and first among Italian universities for outbound exchange studen ts in the new 2024 QS Europe University Rankings.
Ca' Foscari was successfully assessed by the European evaluators of the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R), and it can remain listed among the "HR Recognized Institutions" in Italy on the EURAXESS website.
Welcome message from Maurizio Selva, Director of the Department
"We develop multidisciplinary research to study the way in which matter interacts with the world, with a special focus on environmental sustainability”
Director of the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems
The Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems takes advantage of the synergy created by the complementary skills of its staff. Our research activity is decidedly interdisciplinary, thanks to the staff’s diverse competencies. It focuses on three interdisciplinary topics:
- Topic 1: nanosystems and nano-biomaterials for biomedical, sensory, environmental, energetic and technological applications
- Topic 2: sustainable chemistry for the industry and the environment
- Topic 3: new technologies, materials and analytical methods for the study of products in the field of cultural heritage
By developing research topics that focus on sustainability, the Department interacts in positive and beneficial ways with local businesses and manufacturers.
|Our research [ITA]||3.83 M|
PIN1 - targeted therapy in high grade serous ovarian cancer patients
Scientific Coordinator: Flavio Rizzolio;
Duration: 02/01/2020 - 01/01/2025
NANO-REGION: an open access network for innovation through nanotechnology
Scientific Coordinator: Alvise Benedetti;
Duration: 01/02/2019 - 31/01/2022
Emergence of New Phases in Biopolymer Systems
Scientific Coordinator: Achille Giacometti
Duration: 16/06/2020 al 15/06/2023